Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Examining the Toxic Theology of ‘The Transformed Wife’

by "Dave" - a commenter on Lori Alexander's book website explaining why women are evil rebels going to hell.Editor's note: Not linking directly to Lori's site this morning because she has several new posts up having what amounts to a very childish internet tantrum about the negative reviews on Amazon about her book and/or hawking it directly from her so the precious snowflake ladies that cannot handle negative emotions or words do not have to read them on Amazon. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Jezebel Women Compete With Men?

by Todd Tomasella from Safeguard Your Soul - The Godly Woman vs JezebelEditor's note: So now he adds 'home wrecking' and 'unmarried withered old maids' to his fright fest of how women not 100% fully submitted to a man will be punished. Why are men in the more extreme reaches of fundagelicalism so threatened by any small amount of power or personal agency possessed by a woman? … [Read more...]

Does the Church Know What Love Really Is?

by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living Liminal "If You are struggling with any area of [this] information it is your problem, not ours. If you feel a breakdown in trust and relationship it is your issue not ours. If you don't seem to be able to give a righteous response to what you believe was said and done then go and seek counsel. You have been ministered to, you have been included, you have been loved." [Emphasis added] … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Oppressive Patriarchy or Good Submission?

by Larry Solomon from Biblical Gender Roles - Are Women Who Want to Submit to and Serve Their Husbands Mentally Ill? (not directly linking to this post)Editor's note: Normal love makes you want to submit to your man? Somehow I don't think that's at all how it works. But Larry doesn't seem to care, he just wants to be worshiped, him and his penis, and he's not able to achieve high enough status on his own merits, he has to put down women to raise himself. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 4 – Public School is Evil, But You Are More Evil For Not Obeying?

by Debi Pearl from No Greater joy – Rising to the ChallengeEditor's note: Thankfully this is the last bit of this grand exercise in cognitive dissonance. Which boils down to submit more and become a better wife. As always it's blame the mothers. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Public School is Evil, But You Are More Evil For Not Obeying?

by Debi Pearl from No Greater joy - Rising to the ChallengeEditor's note: So in Debi's world the greater sin is not that of not schooling your children at home, but of possibly not living up to your husband's requirements and expectations. In other words this husband's desire to send the kids to the local public school is more about his perceived notions of her personal failure. What if the father sees and recognizes first hand that many of their friends homeschooled children aren't getting much of an education? What if he wants them to have opportunities for social skill development. There could be a host of reasons that have nothing to do with the mother's possible failure to send the … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Flirting and Teasing are the Secret to Keeping Marriages Alive?

by Shoshanna Pearl Easling from No Greater Joy magazine - How Do You Keep Marriage Alive?Editor's note: Shoshanna is answering a reader's question in this bit. While none of the things she's saying are necessarily bad advice I find it revealing and interesting that there's nothing on that list involving communication or discussion or being truthful and real with each other. It sounds more like a list to seduce someone else. What do you think? … [Read more...]

The Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ) Indoctrinates Children to Obey Church Leaders

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserWhat follows is a video put out by The Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ), a “Christian religion whose primary purpose is to worship the Almighty God based on His teachings as taught by the Lord Jesus Christ and as recorded in the Bible. The Church of Christ is a church for every one who will heed the call of God and embrace its faith — regardless of his or her nationality, cultural background, social standing, economic status, and educational attainment.” (website) … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: So If You’re Humble & Godly Enough the Abuse Will Magically Stop?

by Rick Thomas at Rick Thomas.net - Should I Count My Mean Husband More Significant Than I Count Myself?Editor's note: This is one of those crazy-making pieces of illogic that set women up for abuse in Quiverfull Evangelical Christianity, the magic formula of being humble enough, Godly enough, pure-minded enough, good enough that it will stop the abuse. Wake up and smell the coffee, Church, humility and humbleness will NEVER stop an abuser who is determined to hurt you. There are piles of dead or battered women who tried just this advice and still got beaten. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 3 – Every Woman A Jezebel?

by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - The Jezebel ProfileEditor's note: Debi doesn't say what to do if you are married to a man that shirks his responsibilities, forcing the wife to take over everything. But I'm pretty sure Debi would never fault the man, always calling the wife a Jezebel type. Remember, if Debi's not name calling and blaming a woman she's not happy. … [Read more...]